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New Hampshire RAF Camaraderie at WAD 2018

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Planes coming from as far west as Oklahoma and as far south as Virginia began arriving Thursday, October 4 for this year’s Wentworth Aerodrome “WAD” fly-in. “A mixed bag from a Cessna 172, a Husky on Amphibs, J3s and SuperCubs were abundant,” said RAF New Hampshire Liaison John Meade. At one point, 43 airplanes were lined up. 

The group enjoyed clear blue skies for Friday morning’s first flyout to Exeter, Maine, to Jim Crane Fairgrounds Field. John’s friend Jim fed visitors lobster rolls and grilled foods, followed by a tour of Jim’s potato operation where his family is a grower for Frito Lay. 

John counted 80 guests for Friday night’s barbecue.

On Saturday, a group flew to Vermont, and northern New Hampshire where they were able to experience Allenholm (VT26), the new RAF-supported field in the middle of South Hero Island in Lake Champlain.

Some were stranded by bad weather for a day or two longer than hoped, but the last Bearhawk departed for home in Virginia on Wednesday, John reported.